Supply chain desperation: Georgia airport to store ocean containers

Cargo congestion at the Port of Savannah is so severe that officials plan to use a small airport in Georgia as a temporary overflow yard, one of several locations being rushed into emergency service to relieve port infrastructure buckling under the strain of record volumes.

The Georgia Ports Authority on Friday said it is setting up multiple inland locations as temporary container yards to expedite the flow of imports and exports at Savannah, the fourth largest container port in the nation. Containers will be shuttled to the facilities by truck or rail to create more space for cargo coming off vessels and stacking cranes to maneuver.

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